PROTECTIVE, PREVENTIVE

Fluoride Treatments

Grandville MI

PREVENT CAVITIES

REVERSE EARLY DECAY

STRENGTHEN TEETH

Fluoride Treatments Prevent Tooth Decay at Any Age!

Fluoride is an effective way to prevent cavities and tooth decay, and an important part of a preventive dental care program.

It only takes minutes at our the Klein Dentistry office in Grandville, Michigan, and will help support extended dental health and decay prevention!

Protect Your Family's Dental Health with Fluoride Treatments from Klein Dental in Grandville, MI 49418

Fluoride & Dental Health

Fluoride is naturally-occurring element that has been found to make dental enamel more resistant to acid breakdown. When we’re young and our teeth are still developing, our body incorporates the fluoride we ingest right into the tooth enamel, like a cement hardener, and actually makes our enamel harder to breakdown, so more resistant to tooth decay.

Once our teeth are finished developing, ingesting fluoride is not as beneficial as it once was, but can still be effective in hardening enamel when applied directly to the tooth enamel. Fluoride is especially helpful for people who are at high risk of developing dental caries, or cavities.

Get affordable, professional dental care, without insurance!

If you don’t have dental insurance, you may tend to skip regular cleanings and exams because of the cost. But Klein Dentistry can help!

Join our dental care membership club and get 1-2 fluoride treatments per year at no additional charge! Plus, 2 cleanings per year, exams and x-rays. Then, save 12% on other services too.

Great for kids and adults, our club has many perks that will keep your mouth healthier and your smile brighter all year long. You can even join our club if you have periodontal disease.

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Who Needs a Fluoride Treatment?

Fluoride is often used for infants and children between the ages of 6 months and 16 years, as that’s the critical time frame during which the primary and permanent teeth come in.

There are also adults who would benefit from the treatment, including those with the following conditions:

  • Dry Mouth

    This is a side effect of many conditions, and the lack of saliva makes it harder for acids to be neutralized and for food particles to be washed away.

  • Gum Disease

    An early stage of periodontitis, this exposes more of your tooth and tooth roots to bacteria, which increasing the likelihood of tooth decay.

  • History of Cavities

    You might benefit from fluoride if you have at least one cavity every other year.

  • Presence of Crowns, Bridges, or Braces

    The point where the treatment meets the underlying tooth structure can become susceptible to tooth decay.

Benefits of Fluoride Treatments

The biggest benefit of fluoride is that it makes the tooth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugars in the mouth, meaning it can help prevent tooth decay. In addition, it also reverses early decay.

How Much Fluoride You Need?

Your fluoride needs will depend on your oral health, but the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends a professional fluoride treatment at your dentist’s office every three, six, or 12 months.

According to the Mayo Clinic, they recommend the following daily amounts of fluoride:

  • Birth to 3 years of age: 0.1 to 1.5 milligrams (mg)
  • 4 to 6 years of age: 1 to 2.5 mg
  • 7 to 10 years of age: 1.5 to 2.5 mg
  • Adolescents and adults: 1.5 to 4 mg

The most effective way to introduce more fluoride into your mouth is to brush your teeth twice every day with fluoridated toothpaste. Depending on the brand and type of the toothpaste, one average use of fluoridated toothpaste can contain between one and three milligrams of fluoride.

You can also introduce more fluoride into your oral health through consumption of foods such as taro root, yams, tea, milk, eggs, cassava, red meats, and fish, especially if it’s canned. For comparison, these foods generally contain less than 0.1 milligram of fluoride per serving.

Improve Your Family's Dental Health with Fluoride Treatments from Klein Dental in Grandville, MI 49418

What To Expect At A Fluoride Treatment

At Klein Dentistry, fluoride treatments are given in the form of a highly concentrated rinse, foam, gel, or varnish. This is generally applied with a swab, brush, try, or in the form of a mouthwash. They only take a few minutes to apply, and are completely painless.

All that we ask is that you give us your full health history so our experienced team can choose the right treatments for you, and that you avoid eating or drinking for 30 minutes after the treatment so the fluoride can fully absorb.

The Klein Dentistry

Difference

The difference is careful, intricate planning for the individual needs of each patient.

Our teams work hard to build trust, and each patient is presented with every option available, along with the pros and cons of each. We take our time to be sure that everything is clearly explained so patients can make the best decision for them.

Modern dentist office of Douglas Klein DDS in Grandville MI 49418
Modern dentist office of Douglas Klein DDS in Grandville MI 49418

The Klein Dentistry

Difference

The difference is careful, intricate planning for the individual needs of each patient.

Our teams work hard to build trust, and each patient is presented with every option available, along with the pros and cons of each. We take our time to be sure that everything is clearly explained so patients can make the best decision for them.